Frisco Trauma Therapists & Counseling
Whatever the cause of your trauma, and whether it happened years ago or yesterday, counseling can help you process complex emotions and/or make healing changes overcoming the effects of trauma & PTSD. Our trauma-focused therapists use CBT, CPT and EMDR to help you reach your goals. Take the first step towards mental wellness. Schedule a free consult or call us today!
Trauma Therapists in Frisco
Erin Waldrop MA, LPC EMDR-Trained
Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Trauma, Abuse and Sexual Abuse. Erin uses a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Phoebe Lo M.Ed., LPC EMDR-Trained
Phoebe is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Trauma with children, teens and adults. Phoebe uses a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), & EMDR.
Dona Nguyen MA, LPC EMDR-Trained
Dona is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Trauma. Dona uses a variety of modalities including EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Family Systems and Narrative.
What is Trauma?
Trauma is a state of intense psychological or physical shock caused by a distressing event. Trauma is the result of lived events such as an accident, sexual abuse, violence or other negative experience.
What are the symptoms of trauma?
Trauma can cause physical symptoms such as chest pain, headaches, nausea and changes in sleep patterns. Psychological symptoms include feelings of fear and panic; depression; mood swings; trouble thinking or concentrating; and anxiety. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can follow trauma and disturbs someone’s ability to work and maintain relationships.
How does Trauma Counseling Help?
It is important to seek help after experiencing trauma in order to process and feel safe. There are many types of professional assistance services available for people who have experienced trauma. These include trauma counseling programs, family therapy, and peer support groups. While one-on-one trauma counseling may not be right for everyone, it can be very helpful for the right person.
Trauma counseling can help by:
- Identifying and expressing emotions related to trauma
- Exploring and resolving traumatic experiences
- Improving communication and expressing feelings clearly and appropriately
- Decreasing physical and psychological symptoms related to Trauma
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. This event could cause feelings of fear, helplessness, or horror. Someone with PTSD may have flashbacks of the trauma they experienced, avoid things that remind them of it, have nightmares about it, and feel emotionally numb.
A person can develop PTSD at any age but it’s most commonly diagnosed in people 25 years old or younger because they are at greater risk for developing poor coping skills and early-life trauma than other age groups. The time after the traumatic event is the most important factor in developing PTSD. Trauma-sensitive care (TASC) has been shown to improve PTSD among individuals who have experienced trauma.
How are Trauma & PTSD Treated?
Trauma and PTSD can be treated with a variety of therapeutic techniques, often called modalities. At Mosaic Way we primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented therapy that helps people change the way they think about their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is one specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is a multi-session psychotherapy for PTSD. CPT teaches you how to evaluate and change the upsetting thoughts you have had since your trauma. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR therapy is a phased, focused approach to treating trauma and other symptoms by reconnecting the traumatized person in a safe and measured way to the images, self-thoughts, emotions, and body sensations associated with the trauma, and allowing the natural healing powers of the brain to move toward adaptive resolution.